Truncated transcript from today's SCOTUS argument
spiegelman: courtneymilan: SCALIA: Tell me, Counsel. Gay marriage: Bad for children, or the worst for children? COOPER: We really don’t know. Gay marriage is so new. We have no evidence. It could be that gay marriage will cause aliens to descend on this planet and eat the flesh of all children under the age of sixteen. Or maybe not. We just don’t know. We have to think of the children. ...
Kardashians Get 40 Times More News Coverage Than... →
'Hunger Games' fans split hairs over blond star... →
I read this article in the newspaper the other day and thought it was really… I don’t know, stupid? It puts so much focus on hair color and ignores the reason why someone who is naturally blond playing Katniss Everdeen is problematic. That would be race. Only white people are born blond. The character is described in the books as more racially ambiguous; dark hair and olive skin....
The Boy Who Lived Forever →
The latest issue of Time has an article about fanfiction, specifically those that feature the Harry Potter series, but it mentions a couple of different fandoms as well.
Hermione Granger and the Failures of Feminism →
Wolves don't like Creed either. →
Recently I watched the move Frozen. There are a lot of things wrong about this movie. I don’t ski, but I plan on keeping the experiences of these three stuck on the ski lift tucked away safely in my mind so I remember what not to do if I ever find myself in a similar situation. The wolves are a bit more tricky. In elementary school they taught us to ring bells, sing loudly, or play dead as a...
Instead of a "Mean Girls 2", I would've liked a...
The Dawn of Miss Kitty Fantastico, or why I'm...
Miss Kitty Fantastico was a kitten adopted by Tara in television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The cat makes her first appearance near the end of the fourth season (episode 20, the Yoko Factor) and continues to appear throughout the end of the fourth season only to be never seen or mentioned again until the end of the series. What if the kitten never left? What if instead of simply...
Pokemon Explained →
I haven’t played Pokemon since Gold and Silver on the Gameboy Color, so I’m a little out of the loop and saw this article for the first time last night. It’s pretty fantastic. I fucking love Pokemon.
On listening to Katy Perry and liking it.
I can’t escape from Katy Perry. It used to be something I actively avoided, but I’ve come to realize that not only is there no point; I’m actually quite comfortable being wrapped around her bicurious little fingers. In interviews she is funny, charming and seems to be pretty self aware, but it seems to be that my relationship with Katy Perry is more complicated than love or hate. I’m not some...
The Tokyo Metropolitan government is working on legislation that will ban provocative images of characters that appear to be eighteen years old and younger. It will amend current youth welfare law dealing with child pornography to make sure “nonexistent youths” are represented in addition to, you know, actual youth. This also includes filtering images on the internet and on mobile phones. Though...
Sex education and the reasons for the teardrops on...
Confession: I have a weird fascination with Taylor Swift. She’s like, America’s darling of both country and pop and she dated a Jonas brother and Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech at an awards show and all these other things that do not matter. I should care less about this teen pop sensation. I mean, pop-country is pretty much the bottom of the barrels when in regards to musical...